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Clamshell Cave

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5.8 Cube Crack T,TR 
Clamshell Crack T 
Eagle's Prey T,S 
Eagle's Way  S 
Forty-Four Fifty T,S 
GRTC S 
Keep Clam T 
Noisy Oyster T 
Shrimp Salad T 
Stolen Thunder S 

Clamshell Cave  


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Submitted By: ScottH on Oct 6, 2006
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Description 

Clamshell Cave hosts a variety of moderate climbs, including some enjoyable moderate cracks. Most of the lines are either trad lines or require trad gear. It is easily possible to toprope most of the lines by scrambling around the right side of the crag. Most routes end at bolted anchors. The hangers on the anchors seem to come and go, a definite nuisance since options for gear at the top of the crag aren't great. Be prepared to use the anchor on a neighboring route.

Getting There 

Park 5.4 miles up Icicle creek canyon and look for a trail on the north side of the road. A well travelled and sometimes braided trail reaches the base of the crag in 10-15 minutes.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.1 miles from here

10 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',3],['5.8',2],['5.9',2],['5.10',3],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Clamshell Cave:
Clamshell Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Noisy Oyster   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 70'   
5.8 Cube Crack   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 20'   
Forty-Four Fifty   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 70'   
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By ScottH
Jun 21, 2007
The anchors on this crag have hangers, but (strangely) no quicklinks for lowering. I have seen ropes get stuck when people attempt to pull them after rappelling, necessitating a hike around to the top of the crag. If anyone is so inclined, adding quicklinks to the anchors would be a nice improvement to the area.